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Star Tissue UK features in LSE's 'inspirational' list

Published 6th May, 2016 by Neil Nixon

Star Tissue UK features in LSE's 'inspirational' list

Star Tissue UK, manufacturer of hygiene paper products based in Blackburn, Lancashire, has been identified as one of the London Stock Exchange's 1'000 Companies to Inspire Britain'. The report is a celebration of the UK's fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses.

The third edition of the report profiles a cross-section of the economy, celebrating some of the fastest-growing enterprises in the UK. The 1000 businesses listed have, on average, grown their revenue by 50% over the past four years and outperformed their sector peers. Just 25% of the companies listed were featured last year.

Star Tissue UK has grown its revenues by over 100% in the past four years. The core of its business is manufacturing away from home hygiene paper products, including private label products for major suppliers and distributors in the professional cleaning, catering, and medical markets in the UK and Ireland. Star Tissue offers a number of premium quality brands including Sirius, ecoroll, Bliss, and newly launched Evotex. This year Star Tissue was accredited with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001 quality certificates.

"We are delighted to be recognised as one of Britain's most inspiring and high-growth businesses," said Khalid Saifullah, business development director at Star Tissue UK. "We recently celebrated another year of incredible growth and have invested further to improve our manufacturing and service capabilities, ensuring we continue to meet the growing demands of our diverse customer base. We're honoured to be formally recognised by the London Stock Exchange and look forward to continuing our growth trajectory ahead of the market."

Xavier Rolet, chief executive, London Stock Exchange Group, said: “High growth SMEs are the driving force behind the UK economy, developing the skills, jobs, and growth we need. But ambition alone is not enough - their success must be highlighted and their growth properly supported with appropriate finance.”

George Osborne MP said: “UK high-growth businesses are leading the charge in rebuilding our economy. These companies are the backbone of the British economy. They create high-quality, well paid jobs, innovate, and drive economic growth. This government fully understands the need to support ambitious entrepreneurs and ensure they can access the finance they need to grow. We have held the steadfast belief that - alongside deficit reduction - nurturing entrepreneurs, creating jobs, supporting hard-working families, and keeping taxes low would get the UK economy back on track. Our measures to increase access to finance for business and encourage more investment have had a transformative effect on our economy.”

A full searchable database of all of the companies, along with a downloadable pdf of the publication, can be found online at

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